My tooth doesn’t hurt. Do I have to have treatment?
The answer is – yes.
Unfortunately, many dental problems don't hurt until they are VERY bad. In this way, dental problems are similar to conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. They don't "hurt;” however, that doesn't mean you don't treat them. Neglecting your dental treatment until it hurts leads to bigger, more invasive, and more costly issues down the road.
We believe in prevention at Performance Dental Center. You can rest assured that Dr. Sigman is very conservative in his diagnosis and treatment, so his recommendations are truly what is needed to protect and benefit your oral health. We recommend that you see us every six months so we can monitor your oral health for issues such as oral cancer, tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal (gum disease), which can all be more successfully treated when detected early on. Professional cleanings remove the excess plaque buildup that causes many of these conditions, and examinations allow us to spot problems in their earliest stages.
We hope to see you regularly for cleanings and checkups so we can help you be proactive about any dental issues that may arise. This way, you’ll be able to maintain optimum oral health with the least invasive treatment possible. Be sure to call us to schedule your next appointment.